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December 13, 2013

$8.7 million spent on catalyst site

County has paid $6 million, grants paid $2.7 million

Live Oak —

Suwannee County has invested a total of $8,725,457.43 on projects at the catalyst site, according to Leeta Bronson, Suwannee County’s chief financial officer. Of that amount, $6,035,241.73 was county taxpayer money while the rest, $2,690,215.70, was grant money (state taxpayer money). Although the project is still in the works and more money will be spent, Bronson said the county will be receiving more grants to assist in the project. 

Debt

Since 2010, the county has paid the following vendors: City of Live Oak, $67,955.54; J. Sherman Frier, $43,235; GTC Design Group, $481,515.60; Arcadis, $150,209.90; Guardian Community Resource Management, $8,000; SE Environ Geology, $5,137.50; Skeen Railroad, $9,250; Leggett and Associates, $1,750; JB Coxwell Contracting, $5,737,475.78; Gainesville Sun, 752.02; Hal Airth Trust Account (for Eagles Nest lots 6, 9, 10, 12, 13), $169,866.45; Harrell/Warner Plantation, $1,494,507.67; Cal Tech, $193,325; Cureton-Johnson, $3,800; South Georgia Marketing Group, $353.18; Hale and Brannon, $7,500; Carr Allison attorney fees, $51,483; Music Construction, $145,267.86; Don’s Dirt, $35,720; dirt hauling vendors, $39,651.50; Suwannnee River Water Management, $6,000; North Florida Printing, $220; Certified Plumbing, $313.90; North Central Florida Planning Council, $29,000; Tallahassee Democrat, $466.02; AC Shultz of Florida, $28,741.50; Champion Irrigation, $13,500; and Interstate Supply, $460.01.

Land

As of Tuesday, the catalyst site is approximately 618 acres in size. CenterState Bank in Jacksonville owns approximately 236 acres, the county owns approximately 287 acres (25 acres not on catalyst site), and 120 acres was deeded to Klausner Lumber One, LLC.

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